Hand Flapping, Aspergers, and the Autism Spectrum

Stimming Defined and Discussed

A mom described taking her son to the see the Avengers. She glanced over halfway through and was amazed not to see him flapping his hands, kicking his feet, or arching his back. She described her emotions. My son does that [hand flapping] because he has autism/aspergers. At first during the movie I never noted […]

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How to Improve Your Communication in the Workplace

5 Tips for More Effective Communication

Earlier in my career, I thought I should be a manager and leader.  And I worked hard enough to get promoted twice to a management position. But I struggled with aspects of the job.  Letting people go was one of the most difficult things for me to deal with. Having taken the Clifton Strengths Finder, […]

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TWAP008 Would You Like Help Finding Friends?

Daniel Wendler Helps You Improve Your Social Skills

A single rose can be my garden….a single friend, my world.  Leo Buscaglia Finding Friends Is Like Playing The Piano (You can listen to the full episode at the bottom of this post) You don’t want to hear me play the piano.  Trust me. I would sound like a cat, yowling in a back alley […]

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TWAP003: Anthony Ianni on Autism, Bullying, and Overcoming the Odds

This podcast episode is brought to you by the Thrive with Aspergers community.  Visit the Thrive with Aspergers community to interact with other fine people in the Aspergers autism community. In this episode, I talk with anti-bully advocate, Anthony Ianni.  Here are some Anthony Ianni facts: Diagnosed at the age of 4 with Pervasive Developmental Disorder […]

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TWAP002: To Men and Women Who Want Better Communication

At the root of every tantrum and power struggle are unmet needs. Dr. Marshall Rosenberg I’m 47 years old, and I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve thrown some good sized temper tantrums in my adult life:  veins bulging, red in the face, in front of my wife, and in front of my kids. It’s taken […]

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